SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is an superb tool for securing your modern Wi-Fi network. It is safe to say that ‘most’ modern Wi-Fi networks are well protected, but there are some weaknesses, which can compromise your Wi-Fi password, including vulnerabilities in encryption and brute force attacks. This can result in someone gaining unauthorised access to your Internet connection and exploit your LAN.
Key Features include:
- Pings computers and other network devices and displays data on connected devices.
- Detects firewalled computers that do not respond to ping.
- Scans your network at a specified intervals.
- Immediately alerts you if an unknown device is located.
Having your Internet connection exploited may not be that big a deal to some, however, what about a hacker reading your personal emails, stealing private data or breaking the law online whilst using your Internet connection? This is where a WiFi guarding utility such as SoftPerfect WiFi Guard comes into play.
The app will alert you if your network is used without your knowledge. It can be configured to scan your network at set intervals and informs you if there is any new, unknown or unrecognised connected devices that could be a hacker.
Overall, SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is a great tool for the security conscious. It is lightweight, easy to use, has a simple interface (albeit dated looking) and it provides key data on connection devices to your WiFi network. The only downside we can see, is that it only notifies you about potential issues, but doesn't provide auto block features etc. You still have to do that manually. Apart from that SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is great security app.